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MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 3:00am EDT
, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. 12 days until the 2012 election. mitt romney can run, but he can't hide from his support for richard mourdock. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> our destiny is not written for us that's why i'm asking for your vote in this election. >> florida, colorado, iowa, ohio, virginia. in los angeles with jay leno. >> the main cure is to make sure you vote. >> in nevada with katy perry. >> you know, i got my poll outfit sorted, okay? >> the president is emptying the tank for the final push. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. >> as mitt romney literally runs away from questions about mourdock's rape remarks. tonight, senator barbara boxer on the romney failure to lead. "the daily beast's" michael tomasky on the president's momentum and today's big endorsement. >>> plus another plutocrat is shaking down employees to vote for romney. >>> and congressman elijah cummings on the right wing effort to true the vote by intimidating minority voters. good to have you with us tonight, folks. the latest comments about rape
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
fetch a health insurance policy? one last pair of questions. did he know mitt romney just said we don't let people die in their apartments, we take them to the emergency room, that that is his health care plan? did the president know that romney had said people who didn't have continuing coverage shouldn't get covered for pre-existing conditions, that it was simply their fault for not having paid up all those years? the whole thing, the whole thing last night could have gone a whole different way. and that's hardball for now. thanks for being with us. politics nation with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead. the real mitt romney. there's been a lot of talk about last night's debate. who won, who lost. but the real debate last night was between mitt romney and mitt romney. and being so contradictory, mr. romney opened a huge line of attack for the president. not just for 90 minutes, but for the 33 days until this election. and today in a blistering speech, the president took full advantage of the opportunity that romney's
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
us bring you the big show. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern >>> can mitt romney win the debate tonight? yes and i will show him how to do that. will he win? this is mitt romney we're talking about. what are the odds of him taking my advice. >> both presidential candidates battening down the hatches. >> who's going to bring the dynamite to denver. >> only with an day to go. >> the great debate. >> the rocky mountain showdown. >> 350e78 want to know who's going to win. >> who's going to score the punches. >> what you need is sin certifity, if you can fake that you can do everything. >> mitt romney tried to show his empathy. >> i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy. >> i'm sfriesed it took him that long to get there. he didn't spend enough time in the middle. >> romney's task is more difficult. >> romney's task is more difficult. >> he has to introduce himself to the american people. >> how many times can you reintroduce yourself. >> i'm mitt romney, i'm mitt romney, i'm mitt romney ♪ >> i'm mitt romney. >> i believe that abargs should be safe and local in this country.
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
did the president know that romney had said that people who didn't have continuing coverage shouldn't get covered for pre-existing conditions? it was simply their fault for not having paid up all those years. the whole thing last night could have gone a whole different way. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> all right. not a good night. we didn't play very well. unusual for us. we're a hell of a team. we got a long way to go. i know you're not happy. i heard the fans. i heard it. you're hearing it from me. we're better than that. report card's fine. there's nothing wrong -- obama's great. that's why we recruited him in 2007. he's a hell of a player. we won championships with him before. we're going to win again. >> coach, going to be a lineup change? >> no, there's not going to be a lineup change. you think i'm going to change the lineup now? look, did he turn the ball over? yes. did he throw the ball out of bounds? yes. he missed a few lay-ups. he's still my guy. we're not changing the line wrup. i to
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> why won't romney level with us about his tax plan which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? >> the obama campaign gets aggressive on mitt romney's lies on the airwaves. >> if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> and on the campaign trail -- >> governor romney made the dance around his positions but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> tonight, stephanie cutter of the obama campaign on last night's performance and the way forward. sam stein, e.j. dionne on romney's style versus the president's substance. >> i like pbs. i love big bird. >> david k. johnston on romney's huge tax lie. james hoffa of the teamsters on romney's 108 on his feelings for the american middle class. and ohio state senator nina turner on what last night's debate means for the buckeye state. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. if it were just only a game, right? the presidential debate last night was ugly. it was an ugly night because the truth left the building. it took a beating. give mitt romney credit, though. he was
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:30am EDT
probably a promise that governor romney thinks i've kept. but i also promised that i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people, the middle class and all those who are striving to get into the middle class. i've kept that promise and if you vote for me, i promise i'll fight just as hard in the second term. >> governor romney? >> thank you jim, mr. president and thank you for tuning in this evening. this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as individuals. it's bigger than our respective parties. it's an election about the course of america. what kind of america do you want to have for yourself and for your children. and there really are two very different paths that we began speaking about this evening and over the course of this month we'll have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. but they lead in different directions and it's not just looking to our words that you have to take i
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
right. just listen to how the new jersey governor, a top romney surroga surrogate, heeds praise on president obama. >> the president called me. i appreciate that call from the president. it was very proactive and i appreciate that type of leadership. the president is great. i spoke to him three times yesterday pep called me for the last time at midnight last night. asked me what i needed. i said if you could expedite the major declaration without the fema mumbo jumbo. i got a call from fema at 2 a.m. the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit. i was on the phone with him yesterday three times personally. he gave me his number at the white house. told me to call him. and he absolutely means it. the president has been outstanding in this. so the folks at fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent. >> the president deserves great credit. he's been outstanding. a republican praising a democrat. but the powerful fact is this wasn't about politics. this was genuine thanks to a president focused on taking care of americans. president obama has canceled all
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 12:00am EDT
even help you very much at all. but after the big bump in the polls that mitt romney got after his dominate performance in the first presidential debate this year, all eyes right now are on whether last night's debate win by president obama will similarly move the needle. we are three weeks out from election day. but people are voting now, right? people are voting early and by absentee ballot, across the country, including in the swing states. and the early word is pretty good for the president. i mean, every snap poll taken after last night's debate showed president obama as the winner of the debate. the polling outfit ppp even did a swing state specific snap poll in colorado. ppp is generally seen as a slightly democratic leaning firm, but their sample for their colorado voters watching the debate last night actually skewed a little bit conservative. and those colorado voters overall thought president obama won. even better for the obama campaign, the margin of victory for the president was particularly large among the independents who were watching that debate. which is exactly
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. mitt romney's son, tag, wants to take a swing at the president of the united states. the disrespect keeps coming. tonight we'll show you who should really be in a fighting mood. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> what is it like for you to hear the president of the united states call your dad a liar? >> well, jump out of your seat, you want to rush down the debate stage and take a swing at him. >> the romney campaign is laughing those comments off. the president continues to hammer his opponent. >> he took another swing at it and he whiffed. >> tonight, michael eric dyson on the poor excuses for tagg romney's joke. >>> they brought us binders full of women. >> team romney tries to turn the page with women voters, but will it work? >> he totally gets working women. >>> the plutocrats continue to strong arm their employees to vote against their best interests. we'll play you the mitt romney tape. >> nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business. >>> the conservative meltdown over candy crowley may never end. >> he did, in
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 2:00am EDT
. any place you say, governor romney, we'll be there. >> all right. we're going to be holding our breath until october 14th at midnight. linda ellerbee gets tonight's last word. >>> time to attack. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening, everyone. i'm chris matthews from washington. let me start tonight with this. attack. a month now stands between here and election. four weeks to sell the country on the difference between obama and romney on the big issues of our times. time to attack. time to remind voters who rode to the rescue -- who did ride to the rescue of the american auto industry and who stood out there telling it to go bankrupt. time to attack. which candidate fought to get equal pay for equal work for women so no girl in america will ever grow up thinking her time, her sweat is worth less than a boy's? time to attack. which candidate saw 40 million people, uninsured americans, dragging themselves to sit for hours in emergency rooms across the country? he saw it, obama did, and refused to let it stay that way through yet another presidency. mitt romney saw the way
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
very latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll showing it dead even. mitt romney and his family are already in florida where they had dinner together last night. the president leaves for boca raton next hour. >>> tonight's 90-minute debate is expected to be maybe a little less fiery than the last encounter if for no other reason they don't have a chance to circle each other. they will be setted at the table with bill schieffer. this morning their surrogates gave us a preview. >> it's really important that we not politicize this process. at other times a tragedy, 9/11 the country came together. it's unfortunate those across the aisle are dividing us apart. >> he's asking the president of the united states to get to the bottom why there's this fog around his administration since september 11th. >> i want to bring in matt winter elch and eleanor pike. foreign policy debate would seem to favor the incumbent because he's the commander-in-chief, he's been immersed in all of this for the last four years. matt, what will you be looking for? >> i want to see if romney can put the incumbent o
MSNBC
Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
welcome to "the ed show." 14 days until the election. the debates are over and mitt romney looked like anything but a commander in chief last night. he came down with a real bad case of romnesia. although he does a good job of follow the leader. this is "the ed show." >> we had fewer ships than in 1916. we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> if you say that you love american cars during a debate, but you wrote an article titled "let detroit go bankrupt," you might have romnesia. e.j. dionne and karen finney on the debates. nina turner on the latest republican effort to block the vote. and the great actor bradley winn ford is getting out the vote for the president in ohio and his native wisconsin. tonight bradley joins me live on "the ed show." >>> good to have you with us. we have reached the end game of the presidential election. no more debates, just two campaigns pounding the pavement trying to win every last vote. there are only a few states left on the playing field. this morning president obama got a high five and a big hug from scott, the one who bear hugged the preside
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
get people to vote along racial lines? romney did this himself when he said romney was going after the welfare vote which, by the way, he called barack obama's political base. nice work, guys. real american of you. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live tonight in atlanta. there are 11 days until election day and here is where the polls stand. president obama is polling at 50.2 of the national vote while governor romney gets 39%. the tim 49%. the president would win 294 electoral votes if the election were today, romney would get 244 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. and as of tonight, 10.2 million people have already voted. that includes nearly a million people just in ohio alone. more on that later. but we start with tonight's lead. race to the bottom. today the romney campaign is refusing to apologize for john sununu. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whe
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
tykecle." >> good afternoon, it's thursday, october the 4th. and ladies and gentlemen, mitt romney has just the car for you. >>> mitt the mendacious tells america a lemon. >> there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. i'll underline that, no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> really? okay. what kind of mileage does it get? >> number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> huh? okay. do the brakes work? >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. >> let's not. let's let him respond. >> i get the last word. let me make this comment. >> nope. come on, mr. president, give us a peek under the hood. >> five week before the election he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? is it because that somehow middle class a families are going to benefit too much? ♪ i guess you're just what i needed ♪ >>> we begin with the president criticized as being less than effective last ni
MSNBC
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
election. both campaigns say the numbers are in their favor. but president obama and governor romney are barnstorming coast to coast in a race against the clock. right now it is 3-2-1 countdown as in 321 hours until the first polls close. meanwhile in the nation's heartland could republican's senate nominee richard murdoch take romney down with him? among undecided suburban women voters in other states. >>> and you have to pull up a chair to see the latest ad from clint eastwood. he is lending his now unmistakable voice to a new tv ad by the country's biggest republican super pac. good morning from chicago. it is 13 days until election day. as we told you, wednesday, october 24, 2012. this is "the daily run-down." i am chuck todd. let's get to the first reads of the morning. president obama and governor romney crisscrossed the country today with a new urgency. though the campaigns are still fighting over a slice of undecided voters, just look at their schedules and it is clear the focus really is more on turning out their own voters. the base voters. the president. he begins a frenet
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
republican party of alabama is why you should vote for mitt romney. undecided ohio voter, meet a busful of alabama republicans. what could possibly go wrong? i wonder if they will have matching hats. that does it for us tonight. now it's time for a special live friday edition of "the last word." have a great night. >> we have hit the point in the election where people begin to lose their minds. the jobless rate fell below 8% in september which is good news for president obama and a new conspiracy theory for some republicans. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. >> a major victory for president obama. >> the white house got some welcome news. >> the unemployment rate has fallen who its lowest level since i took office. >> this is excellent news. >> it's definitely a good day for the american economy. >> 7.8. >> 7.8. >> there's no way that's right. >> there are some people out here who don't like this number. >> the harsh back and forth. >> over today's jobs reports. >> now we've sea got jobbers. >> business pioneer jack welch calls these numbers into questio
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:00am EDT
is the highest chance of winning. so much for that debate and so much for romney attacking big bird. thank you for joining me. >> the ed show is up next. >>> the day after. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start tonight with two big questions, "hardball" questions if you will. one, why? why did what happened last night happen? why did a president who has proven himself as a policy expert and world class politician let the other guy take charge? because if he can't answer that question, he may be doomed to defeat in the remaining two debates. second big question, can a victory over the facts of last night's debate, what was true and what was not, turn the tables now? can barack obama win by getting out the word he didn't get out last night? and both are big questions tonight that might just decide this presidential election. i'm joined by governor ed rendell and ron reagan, both msnbc analysts. this is a tough blog by a guy who has been very strong for obama over the years. andrew sullivan of the daily beast. he wrote this las
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 3:00pm EDT
engaged barack obama. forced, aggressive and challenger in mitt romney. we are gong to get to more and more of the debate tape shortly but we take you to the day after on the campaign trail. first, the president about two and a half nours ago in iowa. >> governor romney has been running around talking about his five-point plan for the economy. here's a tip. usually when a politician tells you he's going to wait until after the election to explain a plan to you they don't have a pleasant surprise in store for you. >> now mitt romney in virginia about 90 minutes ago. >> i love these debates. you know? these things are great. i think it's interesting that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term. don't you think that it's time for him to finally put together a vision of what he'd do in the next four years if he were elected? >> as i said, for the next hour, we'll review last night and look at how we move forward to monday's final debate in florida which is on foreign policy. and speaking of foreign affairs, near the end of the long island cage match last night that lib
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
governor romney senior adviser forecasted this -- >> hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's like an etch a sketch. you can shake it up and we start all over again. >> the magical erasure has finally begun. a new mitt romney took the stage last night, confident, polished and apparently possessed of entirely different policies. exhibit a, the 20% across the board tax cut that is estimated to cost taxpayers $4.8 trillion. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts. >> first, i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut of the scale that you're talking. no economist can say mitt romney's tax plan adds 5 trillion. about i say i will not add to the deficit with my tax plan. >> romney never actually said there would be a 20% tax cut? >> i'm going to lower rates across the board for all americans by 20%. i want a 20% across the board reduction in taxes. the individual marginal tax rate 20% across the board. the top rate, for instance, would go from 35 to 28, middle rates would co
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. mitt romney, for whom the whole question of abortion seems negotiable. it's just another bargaining chip, a moveable position that changes whenever is politically convenient. here's the latest from an interview from an iowa newspaper. >> do you intend to pursue any legislation specifically regarding abortion? >> there's no legislation with regard to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> a new romney promise. no new abortion laws. is mitt to reassure women that he's really not going after their rights? the national review was told, quote, governor romney would, of course, support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. this is the second time this year the campaign corrected their candidate on abortion. back in august, romney said abortion should be legal in several situations, including when the health of the mother is in danger. >> now, i'm in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest and the health and life of the mother. >> but then his campaign walked it back, saying, quote, he doesn't support an exception
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2012 2:00pm EDT
voters stand right now. first to the debate, tonight as mitt romney's team seemed to it tip its hand when it comes to the strategy. as with the first debate, when mitt romney attempt it to win over the undecided voters by, quote, hugging some of the president's policies? romney adviser dan senor was asked this morning about the difference between the candidates on iran on "morning joe." >> i think it's a shift from -- >> hold on. this is important. he has always said the military option should be looked at over and over. the military option should be the option of last resort. i think this is like splitting hair. the reality is governor romney has been laying out this it strategy for years. >> and that was on the topic of just iran, but as you saw there, the president just landing or that's mitt romney i should say landing. both men are in boca raton. john hileman had a little fun of governor romney's expense regarding what we might see tonight. >> i'm mitt romney, and i'm running in the middle. i'm running in the middle. >> running in the middle has hileman tried to mime him. the pr
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
than anything, he stood up to a bully. in the first debate mitt romney acted as though he was in charge, that rules don't apply to him. last night, that ended with the resounding wallop from president obama. right from the start, the president literally stood up to governor romney. and in doing that, he stood up to the middle class. >> what governor romney said just isn't true. not true, governor romney. and when governor says the challenges are obama didn't try, that's not true. >> and production of gas is not 9%. >> it's just not true. very little of what governor romney just said is true. >> very little of what governor romney just said is true. it was the theme we heard all night on issue after issue. the 47%, the phony romney economic policy, the romney tax giveaway to the rich, on women's rights, on immigration, on the auto bailout. but the most striking response of the whole night came on the suggestion that he played politics over the death of the libyan ambassador. president obama showed presidential leadership and made the governor look small. >> the day after the attac
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
. mitt romney under pressure to crush it tonight. stage is set. the coin has been flipped. all the practice, all the pregaming comes down to tonight, but with both sides getting their game faces on in these final hours. >> i think mitt romney has an opportunity to shake up the race tonight. obviously, you know, expectations, both sides have been playing the expectations game. the reality is that challengers win the first debate more ten than not. >> i think if mitt is just mitt, he's going to do just fine because i've been to over 100 events with mitt romney. small settings, big sets. he's compassionate, confident, passionate, energetic. he's all of these things. >> today, new polls shows ohio solidly in the obama dugout, but in two other major battlegrounds, the race has tightened. the president still leading, but romney has narrowed the gap in virginia as well as florida. >> these states are really getting tight so such a degree that a great performance by romney tonight could change the dynamic. >> this is big stakes. this is really an opportunity where people -- >> tonight is a
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
biggest night of the campaign. obama/romney, round two. this debate is a town hall foremate. the two candidates will answer questions from undecided voters. one question everyone is asking, will president obama bring the heat tonight? will he challenge mitt romney's claims on taxes, on abortion, on jobs? late this afternoon sources told nbc news the president does, indeed, plan to hold moderate mitt accountable for the positions governor romney took for the last year. before leaving for new york this morning, he seemed relaxed. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> i feel fabulous. look at this beautiful day. >> what are you going to say? >> gorgeous. hope you enjoy the day. >> are you aware michelle voted for you yesterday? >> thank goodness. >> for governor romney, the question is, can the candidate, known for being out of touch, connect with people in the town hall setting? how will he handle a tougher president obama? they are big challenges for both. the tension is high. the stakes are even higher. joining us from hofstra university, the site of tonight's debate, is howar
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 4:00am EDT
obama leads mitt romney by 28 points among early voters. it should be noted that the romney campaign has been complaining about it and trying to discredit it. today mitt romney's political director released a memo attacking the methodology calling this flawed and untrue. nobody complains about the methodology when they are ahead. the romney folks have only recently stopped complaining about the methodology of all of the polling being done. their complaining stopped when romney started doing better in the polls a couple weeks ago. in terms of the swing states, this is how things look. president obama in pennsylvania with a 4-point lead. the president down three points in just the span of a couple weeks. in ohio president obama up by 5 points in a poll released over the weekend. in florida it's mitt romney up by 1 point in north carolina. in virginia romney by 1 point. in iowa the latest poll shows the race to be tied. a new "usa today" gallup poll of the swing states shows mitt romney with an overall 4-point lead in the swing states combined. just as the romney campaign is complaining
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 3:00am EDT
obama campaign is fired up. the president is ready to go. and mitt romney is ready to keep the lies rolling. >> six different studies have said this is entirely doable. >> very questionable. some of them are blogs. >> richard wolffe on the expectations for the president going into the debate. and former ohio governor ted strickland on the new lie mitt romney is cooking up. >> unemployment is higher today than when president obama took office. we created zero jobs. >>> paul ryan meets the takers in a homeless clinic. he staged a photo op and it was a total bust. >>> and mitt romney's vision for america is playing out right now in illinois. >> the only motivation is they want more money. >> since auto workers are in new york protesting the republican nominee, tonight my interview with a worker. >>> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. the uproar over president obama's debate performance has subsided. we are back to square one. tomorrow might be one of the most important dates on the calendar. the polls show the race is dead even once again. president obama has maintained his
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
senior white house reporter, glenn thrush. a tale of two messages, the romney campaign is pushing the theory that they're in the lead, down the stretch. with an e-mail this morning read, we're feeling the momentum. the president is playing like he's behind and fighting for every vote. after a red eye flight from l.a. the president was up early for a rally in tampa and delivered doughnuts to firefighters by 7:30 this morning. obama the underdog versus romney the ascent dant is the dominant narrative on the trail. >> patrol this in my voice is getting hoarse. have to keep on keeping on. >> we're going to win november 6th. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. no sleep. >> we've had a number of debates lately. you know they have really propelled our campaign. >> i believe in you. i need you to keep believing in me. >> the obama campaign is slipping. and shrinking. >> we always knew this was going to be a close race from the start. folks in your business were writing me off a year ago, saying there's no way i would win. >> if i'm elected -- no, when i'm elected -- >> i've come to ask
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
regulation of wall street? because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. i know that you and your running mate keep saying that, and i know it's a popular thing to say with a lot of people, but it's just not the case. look, i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas? look, i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. i maybe need to get a new accountant, but the idea that you get a break for shipping jobs overseas is simply not the case. mr. president, you're entitled to your own airplane and your own house but not your facts. i don't have any plan to cut education funding and grants for people on going to college i'm continuing on growing. is it so critical it's worth pa
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
, >>> it's national bologna day. it really is, and with 13 days to go, mitt romney says yes, he does want you to vote for a republican senator who thinks rape is something that god intended to happen. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> the campaign enters the final stretch. >> 13 days of the race for the white house. >> if the schedules, events and remarks are any indication. >> you'll know where the race will be won. >> we'll win iowa again. >> we're going to win colorado. >> the president will hit four states just today. >> racking up the miles on air force one. >> 5300 miles. >> we know the thing is really close. >> how close is it? >> it's all about math versus momentum. >> our campaign is gaining. >> do they know something that we don't? >> this is a bluff. >> mitt romney still has an electoral math problem. >> our campaign is gaining. >> fake it until you make it. >> mitt romney talks out of all sides of his mouth. >> this fall i'm supporting richard mourdock for senate. >> life is a gift from god, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something t
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. president -- >> i'm sorry. yeah? what's up? >> governor romney just said he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> no. you two go ahead. >> will joe biden have to prove he's tougher? >> we think he'll come at me like a can bonn ball. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell. mitt romney is trying to turn the momentum from his debate performance into a political tidal wave. stinging to swing state spots including today's foreign policy speech containing attacks on the president's record. during the daily fix, chris. this was mitt romney going after president obama saying he's leading from behind. i just got off a conference call the obama team put on with madeleine albright. he barely mentioned china and his mention of russia they say russia is not the greatest foreign policy challenge. when it comes to the middle east he senses vulnerability in the wake of benghazi. >> i think it's an attempt for romney to push the reset button. they put out a statement, a political statement before we knew about the death of ambassador chris stef ens that they could have handled it better b
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am EDT
to "the ed show" from new york. 27 days until the 2012 election and mitt romney is proving the to be a man without conviction. he shakes the etch a sketch yet again on women's rights. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> president clinton rises again as mitt romney implodes over a woman's right to choose. tonight, terry o'neill of the national organization for women on mitt romney's war on women etch a sketch. bob shrum on the candidate without a core. >> it's very important for folks to just make sure that they understand that as long as people stay focused, we will win this thing. >> the president is rallying the troops as joe biden gets ready to take on lying ryan. >> trust me, i come from detroit west. we know we need a healthy auto sector. >> howard fineman and john nichols have the debate preview. >>> and from the coal mine owner to the real estate mogul, ceos are holding their workers hostage to get votes for mitt romney. tonight, former labor secretary robert reich on the rev
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00am EDT
>> can you say that louder candy? >> delivering body blow after body blow and romney fighting back. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team whether the secretary of state, our u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> mr. president, you looked at your pension? you know i don't look at my pension. >> let me give you something -- >> four consecutive years where he said when he was running he would cut the deficit in half. instead he's doubled it. >> and it was a night in which the candidates appeared ready to throw real body blows. >> you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. the i don't think that's -- >> you're asking me the question. >> that wasn't a question. that was a statement. >> mitt romney showed his cheek and the president took that opening to wind up with the percentage line. >> i care about 100% of the american people. >> when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country consider themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the middle east under president obama. >> more broadly, romney boiled down the president's foreign policy to one of hope. >> i know the president hoped for a more prosperous middle east aligned with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when words rbt backed up by deeds. when defense spending the being cut. when we have no trade agenda to speak of and our strategy isn't one of partnership but of passive ti. >> on actual foreign policy his specifics were thin amounting to deepening critical cooperation and reaffirming historic ties. susan glasser, your overall assessment of mitt romney? there was no shortage of criticism for the president. what did you make of the prescriptions romney was laying out? >> thanks, alex. you made an important point to say this isn't necessarily a fully formed recipe for what a rom uh any administration would look like. he's seeking to gain a campaign advantage over president obama rather than outline a fully formed foreign policy. i think you didn't see that toda
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
minneapolis tonight. 11 days until the 2012 election. mitt romney tells his biggest lie to date. you won't believe this one. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i saw a story today, that one of the great manufacturers of this state, jeep, now owned by the italians is thinking of moving all production to china. >> mitt romney unleashes a perfect storm of lies trying to fool buckeye state voters. former ohio governor ted strickland and congressman tim ryan are here with the truth. >> when you take a look at colin powell, i don't have you to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he has a slightly different reason for supporting president obama. >> going after colin powell. tonight colin powell's former chief of staff lawrence wilkerson on sununu's charge. >>> and michael eric dyson on racism as a campaign tactic in the year 2012. >>> plus righties are freaking out, calling the obama campaign satanic over this ad. >> super uncool to be out and about did you vote, no, i wasn't ready. >> and lives hang in the balance if obama care gets repealed. pearl jam
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Oct 10, 2012 3:00am EDT
and 15 other states, the president is pounding the stump as the romney lie tour continues. >> you have to scratch your head when the president talks about big bird. >> the state of the race. another billionaire ceo is threatening his employees to vote romney or else. >> i'm the ceo of the largest timeshare company in the world. >> you won't believe this story. >>> paul ryan pulls the plug on a republican talking point. governor brian swhooiter. >> why democrats need to take a page from the wisdom of george bush. >> fool me once, shame on you. you can't get fooled again. >> good to have you with us again. thanks for watching. the 2012 election looks like it's going to go down to the wire. if you have a seat belt, put it on. the polls are tightening once again. it's a pretty clear reaction to last week's debate. the real clear politics average of all polls show mitt romney taking a .7% lead on president obama. the race was this tight a month ago. right after the republican national convention and right before the democratic national convention. we have been here before. the race has
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Oct 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
debate. the first time president obama and mitt romney have met in person in five years. tonight of course, they will share the stage in denver. a coin toss decided the order. president obama speaks first, mitt romney will have the last word. romney ran the gauntlet during the primary. he did 23 debates. the president has practiced five mock debates before tonight and it's not too late to convince voters, there's a new poll, florida and virginia virtually tied. in ohio, the president has a comfortable seven-point lead. last night, conservatives started circulating this video. a 2007 speech that then senator obama gave at hampton university, criticizing the federal response to hurricane katrina. >> people ask me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. well, no, this information was color blind in its incompetence. >> in north carolina, joe biden went off script and said the middle class has been buried the last four years. this morning, they've turned a clip into a web video. >> the middle class in america is hurting. >> middle class has been buried the las
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Oct 23, 2012 1:00am EDT
vesicare.com for a free trial offer. and president obama and governor romney did engage in quite a few sharp exchanges, including libya and syria and iran and this exchange right off the top on al qaeda. >> we're going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president has done. i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda but we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> governor romney, i'm glad thaw recognize that al qaeda is a threat. you said the biggest threat was russia, not al qaeda. you know, the cold war's been over for 20 years. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east and take advantage of the opportunity there and stem the tide of this violence. >> on three separate occasions tonight, president obama described mr. romney's approach to foreign policy as all over the map. he used that phrase repeatedly. the third time he made that reference president obama went on an extended rift about him. >> on a whole range of issues, whet
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
remains a surrogate for the romney campaign, his praise of the commander in chief storm response has been oversized and unsensored, downright christy-en. this display of bipartisan has created confusion on both sides of the aisle. in today's "new york times" maureen dowd writes that, quote -- white house officials seem a bit flummoxed by christie's bear hug. they speculate christie who always puts chris fi first has decided it's better for his presidential ambitions to be a maverick blue state governor with a democratic chief executive exiting in 2016 than to have president romney and tea party republicans in congress pulling him to the extreme right for the next eight years. christie for his part shrugged off the notion of political calculus in an interview last flight. >> the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise. and when the president does things that deserves scorn i'll give him scorn. when someone asks me an honest question i give an honest answer. how has the president been to deal with? he's been outstanding to deal with on this and i look forward to se
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> and this afternoon mitt romney will deliver what his campaign calls a major speech on economic policy. the former governor tries to prove he's the real change candidate. >> given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. and paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. we recognize this is a year with a big choice, and that americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> let's dig right in joining me is congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, chair of the dnc, it's great to have you here and i want to begin with the new poll numbers out today, a lot to talk about. let's go to the female vote, the president still leading with women in nevada and colorado but governor romney has tightened what was the several digit lead to single digits in both states. from your vantage point, what happened to the president's lead with women? >> i think, you know, we've always known that over time that the overall race in really every demographic was go
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Oct 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
conflict with each other. is there a drift, a turn, is it moving towards romney clearly ever since that first debate? is that a safe assessment or is it not? >> i think it moved clearly in romney's direction. i think it is now sort of sitting there. the question is does he still have a little momentum or did the president stop him? and, you know, that's -- >> so that's -- a little more momentum left, but he gained ground. >> he gained a lot of ground. this is basically an even race, a coin flip race, whether mitt romney can breakthrough in the three midwestern states, ohio, iowa, and wisconsin. it's the only way the math works. >> you're implying it's going to be so close in the popular vote that these electoral decisions are going to really matter. >> i think they absolutely are going to matter. >> there's not going to be -- >> colorado and virginia are the two closest. >> you don't see a national mandate crossing the country -- >> not right now. i am still a believer that it's still possible. >> i think it's still possible. >> what do you think -- do you agree with him it basically mo
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
was explosive tape, not at all. last month it was the drudge report, which means the romney campaign, it was them again dousing themselves in gasoline and pulling the fire alarm as what was hyped as outrageous video of president obama saying he believes in redistribution. specifically it was that he believes essentially in the progressive tax code that we have had in this country for a time period that's more easily measured in centuries than in individual years. again, not exactly a bomb shell. now they are dousing themselves in gasoline and hitting the fire alarm all over again over a video of president obama speaking as a candidate in 2007. in this video, which the right is very excited about tonight but which has been available online since 2007, mr. obama, then a candidate, acknowledges the presence in the room of his former pastor from chicago, reverend jeremiah wright. steve smith was part of the strategic team in 2008 when they decided that they would not attack barack obama based on his pastor. but this is a different year and it is telling that the right thinks what will un
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm EDT
election, mitt romney is running as fast as he can away from mitt romney. >> mitt romney is trying to turn the momentum from his debate performance. >> polls show mitt romney got a bounce. >> new polls. >> into a political tidal wave on the campaign trail. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> at the debate he said he's not going to cut taxes for the wealthy. in the primary he said he's going to cut taxes for everyone. >> i'm going to lower rates across the board for all americans. isn't that a change? >> let me repeat what i said. >> lying, denying and alibiing. >> is that leadership? >> we can't debate the debate. >> the war continues. >> let's move on. >> we are awaiting a major foreign policy address. >> romney boiled down the president's foreign policy to one of hope. >> hope is not a strategy. >> but on actual foreign policy romney's specifics were rather thin. >> i'll support the libyan's people efforts to support a lasting government. >> how about iran? >> prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. >> that's the same. >> this is the same g
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
shadowing the president in virginia, mitt romney waited nine minutes deep into his scintillating stump speech before even mentioning the big news of the day, delivering it like a speech at a funeral. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month, and the unemployment rate, as you know, to this year has come down very, very slowly. of course, even those that have jobs are having tough times. >> okay. but give mr. romney credit because he actually admits the unemployment rate did come down. unlike prominent conservative jack welch who tweeted this morning, unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change numbers. okay. tuesday he was a ruthless race baiter. yesterday he was a feckless delivery boy. today he's don corleone, and there's more where that came from. congressman west, take it away. >> you are alleging specifically that the president is engaging in a cover-up of the data. you are saying that the administration is actively manipulating that data, correct? >> well, absolutely. >> good news is all this conspiracy may open up
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
>>> good morning. i'm chris janesing. mitt romney pulled dead even with president obama in the very latest gallup tracking poll. before the debate, the president was up by five. >> we had a little debate earlier this week and i enjoyed myself. >> the romney campaign is making adjustments trying to keep the momentum going and move the elect rat in the swing states where it counts. nest hour, he'll be giving a major foreign policy speech and then later in the day campaigning in newport news. >> the chief is preparing for a co comeback and joking about the last performance. >> everybody here incredible professionals, such great friends and they just perform flawlessly. night after night. i can't always say the same. >> i want to bring in perry bacon and robert costa. good morning, guys. >> good morning, chris. >> good morning. >> so, what do you think? does this poll give the obama campaign something to worry about? what do you think, perry? >> i think the debate performance gave them something to worry about. you have seen democrats very strongly critical of his debate performance. th
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. governor mitt romney appeared to walk back nearly every foreign policy position he's ever taken and instead, make nice with president obama. right out of the gate moderator bob schieffer teed up a question on perhaps the biggest vulnerability the handling of the attack in benghazi. instead of continuing the criticism romney has kept up since the first 24 hours of the incident he pivoted to mali. >> we see in libya an attack, apparently by i had think we know now by terrorists of some kind against our people there, four people dead, our hearts and minds goes to them. mali has been taken over by al qae qaeda-type videos. >> the pattern would continue on nearly every major issue romney stood with the president. >> we're going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president has done. i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. would you have stuck with mubarak? >> no. i believe as the president indicated and said at the time i supported his action there. >> i don't want to have our military involved in syria. >> what you hear
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30am EDT
romney's debate performance with a dance party. we'll have that clip a little later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin on the trail. another day of campaigning today in the three battleground states. this morning, both candidates begin the day with stops in virginia. from there it'sn n tn t on to the president while mitt romney heads to florida. this morning's jobs report will set the tone. we'll have them live for you on "morning joe." it's the second to last jobs report before the november election. economists expecting about 113,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate to hover around the current 8.1%. after wednesday night's debate, which drew more than 70 million viewers, large crowds awaited both candidates on the trail. president obama greeted by 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back and showed the fire he was lacking in denver. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney's b
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
changing the chan l channel. >> howard fineman from the latest calamity. >>> the romney camp says they plan to win the debate with zingers. >> i would be tempted to go back to that wonderful by ronald reagan, there you go again. >> how much you want to bet, it doesn't work? >> $10,000 bet? >> in ohio, they are sleeping overnight at polling places. we'll go live to cleveland where nina turner is camping out for early voting. >>> and house majority leader eric cantor is fighting for his political life in his own district. wayne powell will join me live following tonight's big debate. >>> good evening, americans. good to have you with us. republicans are hoping for a game changer in the next few days, but romney's path to victory is starting to disappear. president obama is ahead in all of the vital swing states needed for victory. if the election were held today an associated press analysis shows president obama would win at least 271 electoral votes. 270 votes wins the presidency. the romney campaign is struggling, to say the least. romney's own running mate was forced to admit how thei
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